Jan
14
2013
Use tags in Subject

things that make me angry:

1. Empty Subject:

Its really annoying when people are not writing a subject in their emails.
I am sure that in hell exist a circle (dante’s inferno) only for that people.

2. Irrelevant Subject:

Its as annoying to write an irrelevant subject tittle as to not write at all.

eg.

Subject: Is internet down?
Body: i am having problem login into thunderbird, but google.com is opening just fine!

3. Body test in Subject:

Another annoying thing is when people are using subject title as the begin of their body:

Subject: Yesterday one of the servers
Body: crashed but i fix it

This isnt elegant - Be lazy on the right things

4. Large subject - aka write body text into subject:

no comment on that.

eg.
Subject: “Re: Fwd: Plz investigate the problem in communication between contact.center@example.com and customer.service@example.com accounts with the domain thisisnotanexample.com”

5. RE: & FWD:

aka mail chain spam

eg.
Subject: RE: FWD: FWD: FWD: RE: FWD: RE: hello kitty

i want to punch these people really hard

6. Urgent & SOS

eg.
Subject: URGENT THIS EMAIL IS URGENT - PLZ SOS
Body: I cant login into webmail

those types of email for unknown to me reason are always on my Trash!

emailcharter

There are a gazillion other things that can drive your coworkers to spit in your coffee, so read this:
emailcharter

Suggestion:

PLz Try using tags as subjects in your emails.

There are very useful in search and keep your recipients sane.

eg.
Subject: login problem with webmail
Body: I am opening google.com (so i know i have connectivity), but i cant login into webmail.
The msg error is: Wrong Credentials

And on that i would reply instantly with:

Subject: RE: login problem with webmail
Body: We are using the wrong password, try another.

and problem solved !

Tag(s): tags, subject, mail